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Portrait of a librarian: 652

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Titles

Portrait of a librarian

Maker(s)

Unknown (Painter)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1908) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

Dating

Circa 1760 - 1769

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas Painted Surface Height 91.4 cm Width 70.8 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: not C.F.M.'s handwriting

  • Text: Reynolds [scratched out] (early) / The Librarian
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Dr Marsh (relatively recent)
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: Agnew's, no. stock number

  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Printed label
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 652
Primary reference Number: 802
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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